Chicken Stew Provençal

Since it’s still chilly in the evening, I thought I’d share a favorite recipe for chicken stew that’s very healthy and easy to make. I found it on washpost.com, the website for The Washington Post

Chicken Stew Provençal

2 T. olive oil                                               

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, (about 20 oz.) cut crosswise in half, then each half into thin strips

2 med. onions, cut into thin wedges

2 stalks celery, cut crosswise into 1/2 inch pieces

2 med. carrots, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

4 med. cloves garlic, minced

2 C. low-sodium nonfat chicken broth

28 oz.  can no-sodium diced tomatoes, plus their juices

4 med. (unpeeled) red potatoes, cut into 1 inch pieces

2 tsp. dried herbes de Provence, crushed (I didn’t crush them)

1/2 tsp. salt

1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven or skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and cook, turning the pieces occasionally, for 5-7 minutes or until they have browned on all sides. Set aside.

Add the onion, celery, carrots and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes or until the onion is soft.

If using a skillet, transfer to Dutch oven and add the broth, tomatoes with their juice, chicken, potatoes, herbes de Provence, salt and pepper, stirring to combine.

It should look like this:

stew before

Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat to low; (or med-low, depending on your stove) cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 45 min. to 1 hour, until the chicken is cooked through and the potatoes are fork-tender. Serves 6.

The finished product:

stew after

Note: this is a very low-sodium recipe. If you’re a salt freak, you’ll probably want to add more salt. Enjoy!

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10 Responses to Chicken Stew Provençal

  1. susan says:

    Looks and sounds delicious – will try it this weekend – THANKS for a new ‘stew’.

  2. 36x37 says:

    This looks so delicious and savory. Plus, I live your red cast-iron pot. Enjoy the tastiness!

  3. Caroline says:

    This does look very appetizing. I like stew when it’s cold out. Hope you are feeling well again today.

    • I’m fine, Caroline, thank you. Yesterday was just one of those days. It ended with a cut lip. Somehow I managed to pinch my lip between my thumbnail and tooth and was soon bleeding. That’s a first for me.

  4. flyinggma says:

    Can’t wait to try this. I have everything in the pantry or freezer except herbes de Provence. I love recipes for cold days. I usually end up making chili or chicken dumpling soup to get rid of the chill. Your stew looks wonderful.

  5. mindymilburn says:

    What a great idea, to share recipes! The shots of the finished product are fab!

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